Victoria Police Department

Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man charged in 2020 Victoria homicide

George Thurrott Jr. arrested in Ontario; was arrested and released here 2 years ago

Victoria police announced Wednesday that second-degree murder charges have been laid in connection with a 2020 assault that ultimately led to a Victoria man’s death. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of auto theft and fleeing the scene of a head-on crash on Fort Street on March 24. (Courtesy VicPD)

VicPD seeks suspect after stolen SUV crashes head-on, driver flees

Mid-20s man described as Caucasian, with slim build, medium-length dark brown hair

The Victoria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of auto theft and fleeing the scene of a head-on crash on Fort Street on March 24. (Courtesy VicPD)
A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)

Driver injured after Himalayan salt rock thrown through car window in Victoria

Police are seeking dashcam footage of the Sunday incident

A Himalayan salt rock smashed through the window of a Prius on March 6. Victoria police are seeking information about the suspect who threw it. (Black Press Media file photo)
Special Olympian Sheena Morrison and Greater Victoria police officers Pat Briant, Lisa Bruschetta, Julie Chanin and Dan Gilano took dip off Willows Beach on Feb. 23, in anticipation and promotion for the CRD’s virtual Polar Plunge being held March 5 to 20. Proceeds to the CRD’s Polar Plunge go towards supporting special athletes. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Freeze! Cops and Special Olympian take a chilly dip off Willows Beach

Frigid dip promoted the Capital Regional District’s Polar Plunge in March

Special Olympian Sheena Morrison and Greater Victoria police officers Pat Briant, Lisa Bruschetta, Julie Chanin and Dan Gilano took dip off Willows Beach on Feb. 23, in anticipation and promotion for the CRD’s virtual Polar Plunge being held March 5 to 20. Proceeds to the CRD’s Polar Plunge go towards supporting special athletes. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)

VicPD warn of downtown traffic disruptions due to protest

Vehicles were seen heading to the B.C. Legislature Saturday to join an anti-mandate demonstration

Anti-mandate protesters returned to the B.C. legislature Saturday, leading VicPD to warn motorists of traffic disruptions in the downtown core. (Randi Page/Black Press Media)
Rachel Bailey, 46, is wanted for possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking. (Victoria Police Department)

Victoria police seek woman on suspicion of trafficking

Rachel Bailey, 46, wanted for possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking

Rachel Bailey, 46, is wanted for possession of a controlled substance for purpose of trafficking. (Victoria Police Department)
VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD seeks help identifying armed robbery suspect

Major crime unit investigating after a convenience store robbed at gunpoint Saturday

VicPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect. (Photo Courtesy of VicPD)
Jesse Chiavaroli, a former Victoria restaurant employee, has been charged with sexual assault and assault with a weapon. (Black Press Media file photo)

Former Victoria restaurant employee charged with sexual assault, assault with weapon

Jesse Chiavaroli was arrested on the Lower Mainland following a VicPD investigation

Jesse Chiavaroli, a former Victoria restaurant employee, has been charged with sexual assault and assault with a weapon. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD redeploys officers to frontlines in anticipation of critical officer shortage

Over 50 Victoria police officers already off work for various reasons

Victoria Police Department headquarters. (Black Press Media file photo)
Officers responded to a collision on Amelia Street following a 3 a.m. police chase. (Submitted photo)

VIDEO: Man arrested after dragging Victoria police officer and leading late-night car chase

Intoxicated driver was arrested on Amelia Street after colliding into a garage

Officers responded to a collision on Amelia Street following a 3 a.m. police chase. (Submitted photo)
Two women were targeted with pellet gun fire in Victoria on Dec. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police looking for 4 suspects after 2 women shot with pellet gun

VicPD seeking information, witnesses relating to 2 incidents

Two women were targeted with pellet gun fire in Victoria on Dec. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Emergency responders responded to a pedestrian collision at Douglas Street and Caledonia Avenue on Monday, Dec. 6. (Black Press Media)
Emergency responders responded to a pedestrian collision at Douglas Street and Caledonia Avenue on Monday, Dec. 6. (Black Press Media)
Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in finding Earl Lacharity after the high-risk 78-year-old was reported missing on Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)

Earl Lacharity found safe

The 78-year-old was reported missing on Nov. 30 after he last spoke with family on Nov. 24

Victoria police are asking for the public’s help in finding Earl Lacharity after the high-risk 78-year-old was reported missing on Nov. 30. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is seeking this man in relation to mischief at the B.C. legislature on Nov. 26. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)

One arrested, one sought for mischief at B.C. legislature

Arrested Alberta man was released with court date, conditions

The Victoria Police Department is seeking this man in relation to mischief at the B.C. legislature on Nov. 26. (Photo courtesy of VicPD)
An impaired driving traffic stop and subsequent Victoria police investigation earlier this month led to a man being arrested for frauds and thefts that, so far, top $100,000. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria traffic stop leads to man’s arrest for frauds totalling more than $10,000

The man was initially pulled over on Nov. 2 for impaired driving

An impaired driving traffic stop and subsequent Victoria police investigation earlier this month led to a man being arrested for frauds and thefts that, so far, top $100,000. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are looking to speak with anyone who has information about a baseball bat assault at a Victoria park in early November. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria police seek information about baseball bat assault

Earlier this month, a security guard found a man who was assaulted in Topaz Park

Police are looking to speak with anyone who has information about a baseball bat assault at a Victoria park in early November. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is investigating after an early morning stabbing in downtown Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Victoria Police Department is investigating after an early morning stabbing in downtown Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is looking for the owner of a wood watch found in Victoria with a heartwarming inscription. (Courtesy VicPD)

Police take time to seek owner of wood watch found in Victoria

Timepiece features heartwarming engraving ‘to my dad’ on the back

VicPD is looking for the owner of a wood watch found in Victoria with a heartwarming inscription. (Courtesy VicPD)
Two people were taken to hospital following a three-vehicle collision Oct. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drunk driver arrested after leaving crash scene

Motorist faces impaired driving charges after breath samples exceeded legal limit

Two people were taken to hospital following a three-vehicle collision Oct. 21. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police are searching for wanted man Dustin Aaryn Smith. (Courtesy VicPD)

Victoria police searching for wanted man Dustin Aaryn Smith

Smith is wanted on several warrants including robbery, assault with a weapon, uttering threats

Police are searching for wanted man Dustin Aaryn Smith. (Courtesy VicPD)